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                                         Acoustics Today
A Publication of the Acoustical Society of America
 Volume 8, Issue 1 January 2012
 Cover: International Standards Organization/International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC) standards development process (simplified).
 8 From the Editor
8 From the Guest Editors
10 The Acoustical Society of America Standards Program: Organization and Scope—Paul D. Schomer
Currently, over 500 volunteers participate in the Acoustical Society of America’s standards program, and with the recent initiatives in animal bioacoustics and in underwater acoustics, there is now a place for virtually everyone in the Society to join in and participate.
29 Acoustical Standards Play A Key Role in Optimized Solutions—Stephen J. Lind
Work on standards helps customers receive the informa- tion they need for proper building design while avoiding the costs of conflict among groups with different views.
32 Modern Tools for Improving the Development of Acoustical Standards—Christopher J. Struck
Given the progressively more rapid development of new technology, it is critical that new standards be developed when needed, in the timeliest manner possible.
16 International Standards Development and the U.S. Departments:
Technical Advisory Group Process—Susan B. Blaeser The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (U.S. TAG) is the only avenue for U.S. stakeholders to provide input to technical committees in the International Organization for Standardization (IOC) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
21 Consensus Standards: One Perspective from a Government Scientist—Arnold G. Konheim Consensus standards can facilitate the development of government regulations.
23 Tower of Babel, or Why Bother About International Standards—Östen Axelsson
A non-U.S. point of view on acoustics standards.
25 Taking American National Standards to the International Level—Michael A Bahtiatian
After developing an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standard, what do you do for an encore? The only logical follow-up is to bring it to the International Standards Organization (ISO).
34 Acoustical News—Elaine Moran
Acoustical news from around the country and around the world.
36 Books and Publications—Dick Stern
New and recent reports, publications, and brochures on acoustics.
37 Instrumentation—Dick Stern
New and recent acoustic instrumentation and news about acoustic instrument manufacturers.
Business Directory
38 Business card advertisements
39 Classified
Classified advertisements, including positions offered and positions desired.
40 Index to Advertisers
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